With the holiday season fast approaching, many Americans are in the process of planning out their travel plans to be with loved ones during this special time of year. Although the joy of being with friends and family make traveling more tolerable, no matter you’re means of transportation, you will undoubtedly be spending a few hours in transit to be with your loved ones. Whether you are traveling by air, land or sea, here are some podcasts to listen to pass the time until you make it to your destination.
Invisibilia: Co-hosted by Hanna Rosin, Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller, the Invisibilia podcast focuses on the invisible forces that control human behavior such as ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Rosin, Spiegel and Miller use storytelling with scientific research to help listeners think more about the intangible things in life. Find it: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia
Radiolab: The Radiolab podcast uses sound to illuminate ideas and look at the boundaries between science, philosophy and human experience. Radial is hosted by Robert Krulwich and Had Abumrad dive into complex scientific concepts and turn them into accessible stories. Radiolab is produced by WNYC Studios. Find it: http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts/
Horizon Line: The Horizon Line podcast features only four episodes, but Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras and associate editor Ella Morton spotlight amazing feats by explorers. Listeners can hear about a man how tried to sail across the Arctic in a hot air balloon, a man who parachuted into flames and a cowboy who broke broncos and barriers. Find it: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/arctic-balloonist
Reply All: The Reply All podcast is hosted by P.J. Vogt and Alex Goldman and the two explore surviving modern life in the internet age. Using stories that haven’t been covered, Vogt and Goldman dive into the latest funny, terrifying and heartbreaking stories from around the world. Find it: https://gimletmedia.com/reply-all/